• Features

    Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: Don’t Forget the Health Risk Assessment

    CINDY HUGHES

    Here’s one way to satisfy Medicare’s recent addition to the annual wellness visit requirements.

    ACOs Are Coming: Should You Sell Your Practice?

    STANLEY BORG

    If a hospital or health system comes knocking, make sure you’ve considered these key issues.

    A Nursing Home Documentation Tool for More Efficient Visits

    Virginia B. Kalish, Olen Bradley Burns, Brian K. Unwin

    This one-page form can help improve care, keep visits patient-centered, and even save you some time.

    Clinical Decision Support: Using Technology to Identify Patients’ Unmet Needs

    William McLeod, Robert Eidus, Elizabeth Stewart

    The presenting problem is often just the tip of the iceberg.

    ICD-10: What You Need to Know Now

    Cindy Hughes

    The government is considering a delay, but that doesn't mean you should.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    It’s Time to Get Serious About ICD-10

    Leigh Ann Backer

    Our article series will help prepare you, and so will a sense of humor.

    LETTERS

    We are our own worst enemy

    Community precepting: benefits for practices

    Excision vs. removal of a skin lesion

    Prescription refills: Patient perspective is important too

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Cindy Hughes

    New Medicare preventive services benefits | Magnesium level test | Neuropsychological testing | Fecal occult blood testing

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Amaryllis Sánchez Wohlever, Hien Nguyen, Alice G. Gosfield

    Give patients a “timeout” when necessary | Create a medication list for patients to take home | Accepting more than the Medicare allowable amount

    THE LAST WORD

    Why I Didn’t Get a Paycheck Last Month

    David Evans

    A string of unfortunate circumstances can quickly devastate a healthy practice.



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